The illuminating letter to the editor "A theme is developing among the Democrats" by Steve Morgan of Pine, published Jan. 2, spoke for all of us from the era of observers, that is, World War II.
The education it provided us enabled us to make a comparative analysis of events, people and places.
Pity, there wasn't enough space for Mr. Morgan to continue, as we knew he well had much more to provide in the way of comparisons than the Demoncrats and Defeatacrats would like to reflect on. They don't get historical. They get hysterical.
Wilson and Roosevelt's action are obvious by the blunders that resulted -- a divided Germany, twice. Truman divided Indochina -- Vietnam, as it is known -- at the 17th parallel and Korea at the 38th in 1947.
Well, we know what cause and effect have demonstrated for us.
Carter gave up the Shah of Iran to the Ayatollah Khomeini. With the results we are facing today, along with Korea, Iraq and subsequent problems in the Middle East.
Carter gave the Okinawans back to Japan. We paid for it in blood. Besides, the Okinawans weren't Japanese. They're Ryukun, conquered by the Japanese. To say nothing of the Panama Canal. Reason never had any influence on Carter, Clinton, Johnson and the like. Micromanagement was their contribution to chaos. Management by proxy and management in absentia were hallmarks of their ability to create disaster.
Johnson arrogantly boasted that "those guys over there can't spit without asking me first," meaning the army in Vietnam. We now know that his micromanaging with MacNamara cost the lives of 30,000 American GIs.
Clinton, demonstrating the usual memory loss associated with the Dems, micromanaged Waco, and the reduction of the U.S. military to a one-action police force. This micromanagement policy continues at all levels of government and military, down to the government housing, and the squad infantry in Iraq. The consequence? Disaster and casualties throughout.
Thanks, Steve. My dad was there, too. My granddaddy always told me, "Before you pay too much, pay attention."
Sean Tyree, Payson